Reception 2021 - 2022
Mrs Webster BADGERS RECEPTION
Hello, my name is Mrs Webster and I have worked at Woodlands for many years, both in Nursery and Reception.
I have a passion for Early Years Education and giving each child the very best start to their school life!
In my spare time I love running, baking and spending time with my husband and our two teenage daughters, Freja and Klara. I also have a little puppy, Lottie, who I love taking for long walks. In the holidays, I enjoy visiting my family and friends in Sweden where I grew up. I am really excited to get to know all of the children in Badgers and I’m looking forward to an amazing year together!
Mrs Ahmad HEDGEHOGS
Hello! I am Mrs Ahmad and I am overjoyed to be entering my second year at Woodlands Primary School. I am so passionate about being part of the learning that takes place in the Early Years.
This year is going to be such an exciting year for us all, as we begin implementing the new changes in the Early Years Curriculum. we are going to learn about lots of things together.
Our learning journey will take place using a child centred approach, enabling learning opportunities through your interests.
When I am not in school, you can find me on fun filled days out with Mr Ahmad and my two daughters, Malaika and Alishba. We usually end up walking in North Wales or taking part in outdoor adventure sports. We enjoy climbing, bouldering, gorge walking and mountain biking. We also love camping, running, exploring mountains and especially having a BBQ by a lovely lake.
I am looking forward to getting to know you all, with lots of exciting things to do together!
Mrs Williams OWLS
Hello, I am Mrs Williams. I have worked at Woodlands for 17 years, I think I'm part of the fixtures and fittings now! I have worked across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and am currently Early Years and Phonics Lead in school. I am extremely passionate about Early Years Education and believe that firm foundations and learning through play are the keys to instilling a life long love of learning in our youngest children.
I have 2 daughters aged 9 and 5 who constantly keep me busy! We love to spend time together as a family exploring in the woods, going to the park or the beach or simply visiting Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. We also love reading, crafty activities (who doesn't love a bit of glitter?) and going shopping!
A very warm welcome to Reception!
The children are very lucky to work alongside a team of experienced professionals who move between the spaces and provide lots of opportunities to have fun, explore and learn.
In Hedgehogs there are Mrs Ahmad (class teacher), Miss Clay (teaching assistant), Miss Powell (teaching assistant) and Miss Wharton (teaching assistant)
Owls has Mrs Williams (Early Years Lead and class teacher) and Mrs Thompson (teaching assistant)
Badgers have Mrs Webster (class teacher) and Mrs Griffiths (teaching assistant)
Click the links below to meet the staff in Reception and to see our EYFS department:
https://youtu.be/7xntSJdWsfA - EYFS Welcome Tour Video
We hope you have had a lovely Easter Break!
Our literacy focus will be linked to the story 'Gigantosaurus' by Johnny Duddle.
Each dinosaur mum said, "Beware my child, of the GIGANTOSAURUS so fierce and wild.
His feet go STOMP! His jaws go CRUNCH!
In the blink of an eye you'll be his LUNCH!"
Literacy Mastery Targets for Spring 2:
Form lower - case and capital letters correctly
Write short sentences with words with known sound-letter correspondences using a capital letter and full stop
Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense
PHONICS - Read Write Inc.
We use the Read, Write, Inc phonic programme for teaching reading. Your child is assessed every 6 weeks to ensure they are in the correct group. Children will take part in the sessions in small groups as they learn their sounds.
Number - This half term we will be reinforcing number bonds to 10, as well as building our knowledge of numbers beyond 10. The children will continue to think and learn about addition and subtraction. The children will also be thinking about evens, odds and doubling numbers.
Shape, Space and Measures – To deepen our knowledge, the children will continue to explore the concept and language of length, weight and capacity. They will continue to compare height, weight and length of objects using the corrrect mathematical language. This will include short, shorter, tall and taller as well as heavy, light, empty and full. The children will also be learning about common 2D and 3D shapes.
We are so excited to begin our new topic of 'Dinosaurs' where we will learn lots of different different facts about dinosaurs.
We will use this topic to explore and develop the skills across our creative curriculum.
Please make sure that your child wears their PE kit to school on their PE day, this will be every Friday. The children will take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions on this day.
Kit: plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers and socks.
Please send your child with a labelled book bag and water bottle (water only). We request a book bag only, due to restricted space in our cloakrooms. Please provide your child with spare clothes, in their book bag every day until the foreseeable future.
Please label ALL of your child's belongings.
Please inform of any changes in advance of the adult that will be collecting at the end of the day (children under the age of 16, will not be permitted to collect a child).
The outdoor environment is set up prior to arrival, please do not allow you child to play on the equipment.
As part of their curriculum, the children are encouraged to access outdoors, exploring and learning about the environment. We like to take the children outside whether it's sunny, rainy, windy or snowy. Having a coat in school will facilitate this.
Please encourage independence with health and self-care, including dressing and toileting.
We value your contributions to your child's learning journal. Each class has an E-mail address (see below) to allow you to send us pictures of your children doing things at home. We can then add these to your child’s profile and learning journey.
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